The number of internationals enrolling at Holland Expat Center Eindhoven has increased by twenty percent.
Kris Prince, director of Holland Expatcenter Eindhoven explains: “It’s possible even more internationals come to Eindhoven because not everyone enrolls with us”
The former building Philips Lighting has been adapted as housing for expats. Zjef Bogers, manager of Holland2Stay Eindhoven, the company that arranges housing, notes that the city is becoming increasingly more international.
“More and more people want to come and live here. I think Eindhoven is attractive to them because of the High Tech Campus and of course the Technical University. ”
Also Eindhoven entrepreneurs find that the city is becoming increasingly international. As supermarket manager Robbert van Corven states that more and more knowledge workers come shopping here. “We find ourselves using more staff who are able to speak English.”
Wim van Kuppeveld, branch manager of a convenience shop, agrees. “We see more and more Italians and Spaniards in our store. Also from Ireland, China, they come from everywhere.”
Translator: Cyril C